Bucharest saw some of the best 3×3 teams in 2016

Novi Sad Al Wahda, Ljubljana or the Hungarian women national team were among the 3×3 teams highlighted by fiba.com, after their performances in 2016. All of them were present in Bucharest either for Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Challenger, or for the 3×3 European Championships.

Hungary Women
2016 wins: European Championships

For the last 3 years, Dora Medgyessy and her team-mates spent every summer crafting their 3×3 game. All the hard work paid off at the European Championships, where they won gold and produced the most entertaining basketball ever seen in the women’s category.

Ljubljana (SLO)
2016 wins: World Tour Prague Masters, World Tour Abu Dhabi Final

Just when we thought their time had passed, the 2013 World Tour winners came back out of nowhere and won their second title in Abu Dhabi. The Iceman Jasmin Hercegovac led a well-oiled war machine which was the closest thing to the San Antonio Spurs of the 3×3 world.

Novi Sad Al Wahda (UAE) – also representing Serbia at the European and World Championships
2016 wins: World Tour Utsunomiya, Debrecen and Beijing Masters, All Stars, World Championships

The first-ever professional 3×3 team had their ups and downs this year and lost their World Tour title. They did finish number one in the team ranking and in season earnings with their 3 World Tour Masters and All Stars titles besides their second World Championships trophy.

Piran (SLO) – also representing Slovenia at the European and World Championships
2016 wins: European Championships

They did not win a single World Tour event this year and lost in the last 8 at the World Tour Final but Gasper Ovnik’s team played out of their mind with the Slovenian national team jersey on. They upset Serbia and won gold at the European Championships and added a bronze medal at the World Championships.

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source: FIBA


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